Walter C. Fischer Jr., of San Antonio, Texas, passed away May 1, 2012, at age 85 at Odyssey Hospice in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to the late Walter C. Sr. and Laura Fischer on July 25, 1926, in Williamsport, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Robin Pandolfi; a brother, Paul (Glennis) Fischer; and a sister, Jeanne (Clarence) Rupert. He was married to the former Sybil P. Childress with whom he would have celebrated his 64th wedding anniversary June 26.
Carl graduated from Williamsport High School in 1944 and served his country honorably not only in three wars but also served in three branches of the service during his 27-year military career. In 1945 during World War II, he served in the Army where he was among the first occupational troops in Germany. In 1950 during the early part of the Korean War, he served in the Navy on board the first guided missile ship, the USS Norton Sound. While in the Air Force in 1968, he volunteered for Vietnam, supporting F-100 fighter missions over North Vietnam as a weather forecaster. For his volunteer service he earned the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by his daughters, Sharon (Chuck) Featherstone of Cogan Station and Loretta Fischer of San Antonio, Texas, and a son, Michael Fischer also of San Antonio, Texas; five grandsons, John Fischer, Matthew and Mark Featherstone, Justin and Craig Pandolfi; and six great-grandchildren.
Burial took place with full military honors May 7, 2012, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with the Reverend Madeline Hoffman officiating.
Submitted by family.